Culture
Latest stories
Germany Returns Papers of Kafka's Friend Max Brod to Israel

German police on Tuesday handed over to Israel thousands of stolen papers and manuscripts belonging to Max Brod, the friend and literary executor of Czech writer Franz Kafka.

W140 Full Story
Vatican Seeks 'Effective Solutions' for Frenchman in Vegetative State

The Vatican called Tuesday for "effective solutions" to protect the life of a Frenchman living for years in a vegetative state, hours after a court told doctors to resume his life support.

W140 Full Story
Don't Give Up on Radicalized Muslim Youths, Say Cannes Directors

When is it too late to save a radicalized Muslim teenager?

W140 Full Story
Films in the Running for Cannes' Top Prize

From a zombie flick starring Iggy Pop to a tale of Chinese gangsters who decide to take over a city, these are the films vying for the top prize at the Cannes film festival:

W140 Full Story
'Injured' Maradona Unable to Attend Cannes Film Festival

Football legend Diego Maradona will not attend the Cannes film festival, where a documentary about his life is being premiered, after he injured his shoulder, its director told AFP Sunday.

W140 Full Story
Netherlands Wins Eurovision as Madonna Dancers Spark Flag Controversy

The Netherlands won the 2019 Eurovision song contest early Sunday at a show in the seaside Israeli city of Tel Aviv that featured a performance from Madonna, plenty of glitz and some controversy.

W140 Full Story
Trump Says 'Pro-Life' but Favors Exceptions for Rape, Incest

President Donald Trump has declared himself "strongly Pro-Life", days after two U.S. states passed tough new restrictions on abortions, but said exceptions should be made for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest.

W140 Full Story
Trudeau Saddened by 'Backsliding' after Alabama Abortion Ban

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday said he was gravely saddened by "backsliding" on women's rights seen in several U.S states, after Alabama agreed the toughest abortion ban in the country.

W140 Full Story
Madonna Confirmed for Eurovision in Tel Aviv after Boycott Calls

Madonna has signed a contract to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel, ending uncertainty after calls for her to boycott the event, Israeli public broadcaster KAN said Thursday.

W140 Full Story
Eiffel Tower Celebrates 130th Birthday

The Eiffel Tower has celebrated its 130th birthday in Paris, with the city marking the anniversary with a light show at the famed monument.

Built for the 1889 World's Fair, the tower -- which soars to 324 metres in height and weighs 7,300 tonnes -- still attracts nearly seven million visitors every year.

W140 Full Story